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Colour Theory and Mixing
Colour Theory and Mixing

Wed, Aug 21



Colour Theory and Mixing

Discover how colour produces emotion, drama, and light. Learn from examples and try different approaches out for yourself.

Time & Location

Aug 21, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT

Ladysmith, 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1V6, Canada

About the Event

Do you want to understand colour theory so that you can mix your own colours in watercolour, acrylics, or oils? Do you want to learn how colour can help you produce artwork that has emotion, drama or extraordinary light? In this workshop, we’ll learn about the colour wheel, colour temperature, relativity/proximity, and colour relationships. We'll explore gradients, layers of colour, and forms of pixelation/pointillism. We will look at some of the work of the Dutch Masters, impressionists, and contemporary artists such as Chuck Close and Mark Rothko to see how they revolutionised the art world with their approaches to colour. You’ll never “see” colour or the world quite the same way again. Students will be provided with a workbook/notes, a book reference for their own use and will participate in hands-on exercises in colour theory.

Meet Your Instructor

Penny Maday is a mixed media artist with 40 years of experience teaching in the arts in Canada and Europe. Penny specializes in teaching drawing, painting (acrylics and watercolour), and focuses on process-based instruction with an emphasis on creativity and inspiration. She owns and operates Island Girl Art Studio in Nanaimo.


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